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BIG GENERATOR

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.54 | 1183 ratings

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Hector Enrique
3 stars When I first started listening to Rhythm Of Love with that very hopeful introduction that we were returning to the more progressive Yes, Alan White's drum kit reminds us that that time was already past. In 35 seconds the illusion is over. It is a warning that we are once again facing a new stage of the group, with a strong rocker influence from Trevor Rabin, who is undoubtedly a great composer and excellent guitarist, and who led the group in other ways, such as in 90125, a little more accessible and commercial. And so we find the promoted Love Will Find A Way, a beautiful melody that has little to do with the group's sources and a style similar to Rhythm Of Love.

I do think there are two songs that are very remarkable. One of the best they did at this stage with Rabin, the stormy and powerful Shoot High Aim Low related to war and humanity, with a slow but dramatic development, the best song by far from the album. And on the other hand, we have Holy Lamb (Song for Harmonic Convergence), with which the work ends, an excellent melody by Anderson, which seemed more appropriate for a singer's solo album.

Of the rest of the songs, the introduction of Final Eyes is interesting, with the voice of Anderson and the acoustic guitars of Rabin, and of the others (Big Generator, Almost Like Love and I'm Running), except for some isolated flashes, they donīt add much value to the album.

Big Generator is a correct job that has more to do with hard rock than with the progressive world.

Hector Enrique | 3/5 |

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